Dog with a Bone by Hailey Edwards
Publisher’s Description: Half-bloods with Thierry’s skill set are given two options. They can join the conclave’s marshal program, or they can pack their bags. Turn down the job offer, and you’ve just shredded your residency pass for the mortal realm and booked yourself a one-way ticket to Faerie.
Texas is the only home Thierry has ever known, and she’s not going anywhere. Even if it means following in her notorious father’s footsteps as a peacekeeper. But pinning on the badge opens her eyes to the fact sometimes fae need protection too, and that sometimes humans are the real monsters.
Nervous Nellie’s nervousness necessitates knowledge of the novel (in other words, SPOILERS!)
Nervous Nellie says…
This is the first book in a four book series.
- The writing was ok. It kept me interested. It’s about 141 pages, so it’s not a novella, but I wouldn’t qualify it as a novel either.
- The plot was also ok. It’s kind of like an episode of “Walker: Texas Ranger” where Walker is Shaw and he doesn’t stop bad humans, he polices what happens to Fae. Humans are mostly for food, so the marshals aren’t especially worried about the humans – they are worried about the members of Faerie. Rare creatures are being poached from Faerie and sold to the highest bidder.
- The protagonists are Shaw, an instructor for marshal school and Thierry, one of his students who just happens to graduate before starting on the job training with Shaw. Thierry is just turned 18 and who knows how old Shaw is, but I suspect he’s nearly 10 years her elder. That trips some inappropriateness on my radar, and I’m not sure what to think. He’s an incubus, so he’s really experienced, whereas Thierry is not. Thierry is pretty smart for an 18 year old. She knows how to work the case and she’s pretty daring. All the marshals are all various degrees of Fae and they police what happens to Fae who live in the human world.
I liked this book, but I’m not exactly sure I’ll be searching out the other books in the series. I bought it for 99 cents and that would be an accurate price. Just enough entertainment for a dollar. I liked the book because of the premise and I did read it from cover to cover, so that is a good mark on it’s report card. The characters were a little off – not exactly what I would put together in a relationship. I gotta remember, though, these characters are “monsters” from Faerie policing what happens to the other members of Faerie. They don’t care about the human aspect, they worry more about how their people are treated. It’s just a different way to look at their story.
My recommendation is that if you are interested in a simple story that will help you escape for a bit, this might be for you. The price is accurate at 99 cents, or borrowing from the library would also be a good way to go.
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